Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond is the newest book by the popular duo. Written in the same style as the other books, Mouse wants more than what he has and continues to ask for one more thing. I enjoyed this story more than If You Give a Cat a Cupcake or If You Give a Dog a Donut. For those of you who liked the other books or have children who do, this is worth picking up at the library or the bookstore.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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Friday, December 16, 2016
Long Way Gone is Charles Martin's newest book. It is the story of Cooper O'Connor, a gifted musician and a prodigal. Cooper is 18 when he leaves his father behind and goes to Nashville with hopes to make it big. Nothing turns out as he planned. The day he meets Daley Cross is the day his life changes, though that too, is temporary. This is a compelling story told from Cooper's point of view more than twenty years after the day he left home. The characters are well developed and seem like real people. The story of how difficult it is for a prodigal to go home was portrayed realistically. I did not enjoy this book as much as I did Water From My Heart, also by Martin, but it is worthwhile read and would be a good book club choice.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Jennifer Richard Jacobson the other day at the library. The story is told by eleven year old Ari. She and her brother Gage lived with Janna as their guardian. Gage is a nineteen year old who didn't want to live with Janna anymore, so Gage and Ari leave. But Gage doesn't have a job or a place to live, so they depend on friends. It seems like a realistic view of the difficulties of being homeless and trying to continue living a normal life. This book would be good to read and discuss with middle school or high school students. Though classified as juvenile literature, it is worth reading for anyone who works in a school system or with young people.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
So I made a few other things, including this placemat that uses Good Neighbors fabric from Connecting Threads. The back is some cute bunny fabric and scraps from my sister's stash. When I finished, I decided that I liked the back better than the front.